Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane is the best striker in the Premier League following his two-goal haul against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Kane’s double takes his league tally to 21 goals this season and moves him two ahead of Jamie Vardy and three up on Romelu Lukaku in the hunt for the Golden Boot.
The 22-year-old is also only the fifth Englishman to hit 20 goals in consecutive Premier League campaigns, joining Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole in achieving the feat.
“Is he the best striker in the Premier League? For me, yes. Maybe it’s difficult to say he’s the best, but he’s one of the best,” Pochettino said.
“He’s one of the best strikers of a ball and his performance was fantastic today. It was a really good game for him.”
After the international break, Tottenham face a challenging run of games, with trips to Liverpool and Stoke coming either side of a home fixture against Manchester United.
It could give an opportunity to Leicester to extend their advantage in the title race while Arsenal and Manchester City are 11 and 15 points behind respectively, both with a game in hand.
“The gap Leicester have with us, Arsenal and City, we need to reduce,” Pochettino said.
“It’s true they have a good advantage but we need to fight and believe. We need to believe.”